Despite the prolific consumption of fiction in the genre, man hates a mystery. More life is lost in worrying about a negative event, than in reconciling to its occurrence. The unknown is abhorred, even when the alternative is abhorrent. That is why I sleep like a babe at his mother’s breast in contemplating most human reactions: the sweet slumber of certainty.
We live in an age of certainty validation. What you assume will be true is rarely unfaithful. For instance, groveling before blacks (and even worse, SJWs) is oxygen to a flame. It fuels rather than tempers their conniptions. And only the lowest IQ university presidents remain oblivious to the fact. For others, that certainty is a soft pillow on a warm bed.
Life offers plenty of other non-mysteries. Some of these are absorbed in involuntary solitude by poor men and fat women. Others in that fleeting moment when racism is understood with infinite clarity.
Though the certainties most prone to appearing in these pages are those least likely to appear in the University of Missouri’s spring curriculum: what is undefended will be taken; groups who work for themselves will supplant those who work for the rules; and when anyone gets hurt in the process…you pay the bill.
Let’s go to California with an aching in our heart.
Chinese mom’s death at Garden Grove Hospital ruled negligence; family gets $5.2 million
I wonder what could have happened here. It’s the not knowing we hate.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
A jury found a Garden Grove obstetrician negligent Monday in the death of a 26-year-old mother from China, finding he abandoned his patient in an intensive care unit after she had bled profusely.
Jurors awarded the woman’s husband, Yuanda Hong, and their two young sons about $2 million in damages. Before the trial, Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center settled for $3.2 million.
A mother from China? Whatever was she doing delivering a child in Garden Grove? Did she and her husband simply neglect to consider the pregnancy when making travel arrangements for their sightseeing tour of America? I can imagine the consternation on the plane. Oh shit, honey we totally forgot you’re pregnant! There goes our paragliding over the Sierra Nevadas.
I can’t fathom this mystery at all.
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth
Nie and Hong, who met in junior high school, lived apart in China; he is an architect and she was a financial executive. They decided she should come to Orange County after searching the Internet for the best places to give birth in the U.S.
Best place to give birth in the US? I thought they were Chinese. Though I do seem to vaguely recall my wife and I discussing the option of delivering our first child in the Shaanxi province. That was before realizing we weren’t Chinese. But that’s pedantry, I’ll concede.
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear
Hong said they were lured by the United States’ reputation for having “the best medical services.”
For hundreds of other expectant parents in China, a journey to Southern California means more than top-notch medical care. Some pay up to $50,000 to companies touting American citizenship, free education and other perks for U.S.-born babies.
It is legal for a foreigner to give birth in the U.S., but in March, federal agents raided at least 20 residences in Southern California, including an apartment complex near John Wayne Airport, to crack down on the growing practice of maternity tourism.
Mr. Hong ostensibly flew his pregnant wife thousands of miles from home for maternity services? Thus I am to understand we drown our top universities in a tsunami of epicanthic folds who haven’t even mastered the technology of childbirth? Perhaps Chinese scholars should travel to Uganda and observe the masters at work.
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same
I would like to know the doctor who cost his American hospital (and municipality?) $5.2 million for fatally botching the delivery of this American baby by its Chinese mother.
After the verdict, obstetrician Long-Dei Liu denied doing anything wrong.
“I’m very sorry for the patient,” the obstetrician said. “I wouldn’t leave a patient who was not stable. Impossible.”
Oh yes. Long-Day Lew. I’ll bet. Even longer after hearing from Xin Zhai. At this rate Long-Day will be down to delivering nothing but round-eyes.
Though if we have finally unraveled this mystery: a Chinese couple finds their country’s maternity personnel incompetent, and so travels across the world to validate the suspicion on foreign soil. Their Chinese (technically Taiwanese) obstetrician subsequently loses the itinerant Chinese mother, thus obligating American taxpayers and/or facility owners to millions in compensatory damages to the foreign husband here specifically to game our citizenship loophole.
There is a lesson in this that will not be lost on about 1.3 billion other Chinamen. If you are successful corrupting America’s national sovereignty, you get a citizenship anchor. If not, you get rich. That it could be no other way is a modern certainty.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence.